What do you during national holidays?

Philippines
August 20, 2009 10:34pm CST
Here in my country we are on a holiday. comemorating the death of one of our recent national heroes. But even on a holiday I'm still working, but with my personal business not with my job. I use to watch movies on holidays but having a business really change my setup, but i love it. What do you do on your holidays?
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
21 Aug 09
Hi Jaymar...we have a lot of national holidays in the USA, and I often celebrate them in the old traditions, but also start some new traditions, as well. My favorites are Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The last two always involve large family gatherings, a lot of gratitude, good food, laughter, and conversation. Karen
• Philippines
21 Aug 09
wow i love christmas too. Since my parents got devorsed and my mother and sister migrated in the states. My christmas is not what i use to know. I celebrate with relatives or a sibling or a parent or combinations of the three. I hope one day we could have a reunion with my immediate family during christmas. But every year i have fun though.
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• Philippines
21 Aug 09
That's great karen
• United States
21 Aug 09
On regular holidays I have to work, but on the special holidays such as Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas, etc, I have off of work which is great, so I get to spend it with my family! Almost every special holiday my family gets together for a meal and a get together, the same with my husband's family. So the holidays are normally pretty busy for us, going from one house to another, visiting and spending time with family.
• Philippines
21 Aug 09
i guess you have a close-knitted family. That's very good
@daliaj (5684)
• India
21 Aug 09
I don't really celebrate national holidays. I mostly celebrate holidays related to my religion and caste. I get off on national holidays. So, I sit at home and sleep a lot, take rest. All the channels celebrate the holidays and there will be special programs and good movies on channels which I will watch.
• Philippines
21 Aug 09
that's nice. actually a holiday really meant "rest".
• Philippines
21 Aug 09
Sadly, I had to spend it working in the office since it is not a legal holiday but only a special non-working holiday. But during non-working legal holidays, I mostly spend them at home relaxing and doing things that I normally am not able to do when i have work. Or if I want to do something more fun, I go out of the house, meet up with friends or my boyfriend and do lots of activities together.
• Philippines
21 Aug 09
But I guess you have double pays right? That is sad indeed but at least work is still something that we could be thankful for.
• United States
21 Aug 09
A national holiday in the United States it the fourth of July, independence day. I celebrate it by going with friends down to the pier to watch the fire works